Science

Aims of the Department

The Science Department aims to broaden our boys’ horizons by providing them with an exciting and interesting science curriculum that inspires them to find out more about the world in which they live. Science and Technology is quickly becoming a huge part of life and we aim to ensure that Fulham Boys leave school armed with the crucial scientific understanding and investigative skills needed to be successful in the modern world.

KS3 Units

We believe that it is important for students to understand the differences between the three main sciences and so they are taught six distinct topics each year; two each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This year boys are studying:

Chemistry

Solids, liquids and gases – Boys develop their understanding of atoms and particles, learning what the world is made of.

Chemical reactions – Looking in depth at acids and alkalis, boys will begin to understand how chemicals react together.

Biology

Sports Science – Boys explore how the skeleton, muscles and respiratory system work in athletes.

Plants and Ecosystems – Boys learn how the plants act as the world’s producers and our human impact on the environment.

Physics

Forces and pressure – Through practical and hands on investigation, boys will learn about the forces that hold our world together.

Magnetism and electricity – Boys will develop their understanding of magnets, electromagnets and will be able to construct and understand complex electrical circuits.

Lessons

The Science Department plans lessons that ensure all boys make outstanding progress. From the beginning of KS3, we focus on developing the knowledge, understanding and skills that students will need to achieve outstanding results at GCSE and A-Level. So much of science can be experienced rather than just taught and we integrate challenging and interesting practical work in our lessons wherever possible.

The Science department’s 2016 Eisteddfod competition challenged students to investigate and explore the space around them, including:

Built space
Open space
Outer space
Personal space
Outer space
Personal space
Extreme space

These were some of the excellent entries.

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